Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, specifically highlighted the performances of three Chelsea players—Raheem Sterling, Conor Gallagher, and Cole Palmer—after the thrilling 4-4 draw in the Premier League clash on Sunday.
Guardiola observed as goals from Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, Cole Palmer, Erling Haaland (2), Rodri, and Manuel Akanji Rodri led to a shared point for both teams at Stamford Bridge.
In his post-match press conference, Guardiola praised Sterling, Palmer, and Gallagher for their ability to run at the opponent’s defense. He stated, “I think no, but when you pass the ball to Raheem, Cole, or Gallagher and they can run, you defend in the box.”
Addressing the style of play, Guardiola remarked, “Would I prefer to have long balls? They were good, we adjusted something at halftime; the first half we had problems, this was the game.”
Despite the draw against Chelsea, Manchester City remains at the top of the Premier League table with 28 points from 12 games. The Citizens hold a one-point lead over second-placed Liverpool and third-placed Arsenal.